Sunday, December 20, 2009

The color version is...okay.
The IR one is a big improvement.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The McNay Art Museum

First time carrying two huge cameras around for hours.
Worth the trouble.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I Have Returned To IR !!!

It's a complicated story best served by reading posts at my main blog.
The Gifts

The Tests

I don't have much to say beyond "Thank You!".
Will try hard to deserve such generosity.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Infrared Hiatus--Last Shots

These were taken at the marina on the bay in downtown Corpus Christi Texas.

It was the last time I shot IR, and because my F717 is disfunctional they will be the last IR photos from me for a long time.
Repairs will have to wait until I pay-off a new camera, and IR isn't important enough to me to do things the other way around.

See you later...

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Mission Espada

Three views of the little church at Mission Espada:

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mission San Juan

Three views from the grounds of Mission San Juan.
The sky was different in every direction, so to make the most of the stormy side and get a cohesive look to all photos I chose infrared.

IR filter plus two ND4s was the recipe for exposures at 1/40-1/60, and my monopod of course.

We only had half an hour to circle the area so we could also hit Mission Espada before it closed.

As always, what takes the most time for me is not "seeing" the shots I want and setting-up; it's waiting for the other visitors to take their photos and get out of my frame.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Walker Ranch Park

I'm trying to shoot new IRs whenever possible, and finally got some that I like well enough to post.

Walker Ranch Park is one of my favorites--the footbridge zigs and then zags across Salado Creek. For as many as twenty thousand years before the Walker clan settled here Native Americans made this area their home.
(I know one of the Walkers--they're doing okay in these modern times).

This one is my favorite but the rest of the world prefers #2, which is a little too my usual style. I guess the way I naturally shoot is more popular than my attempts to break away.

I have been looking at other people's IR work lately trying to find a way to convince myself that I like false-color.
Still no luck--I just don't enjoy most of it even with compelling subjects that are well-shot.
The colors just seem so random to me.
This isn't meant to slam those who enjoy it. We all are free to shoot what we want, how we want.
I'm just saying that I enjoy black and white, and by shooting mine in infrared I have finally found a way to make digital black and white work for me.